Reddick Jackson GREEN William Elvie GREEN Andrew Julius POWELL Daniel R POWELL Ambrose J POWELL Lucille POWELL Manto R POWELL William B POWELL Melvin D C POWELL Julius POWELL Wanda Sue POWELL Etta Lou BOWEN Mini tree diagram
Myrtle Emma GREEN

Myrtle Emma GREEN3,1,12,2,4,11,5,13,6,7,8

also known as Myrtle E POWELL9

also known as Myrtle M GREEN10

2nd Dec 189210 - 20th Oct 194611,6

Life History

2nd Dec 1892

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.3,1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9

(most likely)


Born in Oklahoma.10

(less likely)

between 3rd Oct 1898 and 25th Sep 1902

Residence1: Dawes Chickasaw Roll; Chickasaw History in Bob, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2

about Feb 1908

Birth of son Daniel R POWELL in Oklahoma.3,10

8th Mar 1908

Married Andrew Julius POWELL.12


Residence2 in Washington, Love, Oklahoma.10

6th May 1910

Birth of son Ambrose J POWELL in Oklahoma.3,14,15

25th Dec 1911

Birth of daughter Lucille POWELL in Oklahoma.3,16,17,18

about 1912

Birth of daughter Manto R POWELL in Oklahoma.3

about 1914

Birth of son William B POWELL in Oklahoma.4,3,14

5th Jun 1919

Birth of son Melvin D C POWELL in Oklahoma.4,3,14,12


Residence3 in Thomas, Johnston, Oklahoma.9


Birth of son Julius POWELL in Oklahoma.14,4

about 1928

Death of daughter Manto R POWELL in Oklahoma

29th Oct 1928

Birth of daughter Wanda Sue POWELL in Oklahoma.4,14,19


Residence4 in Precinct 6, Red River, Texas.8


Residence5 in Bowie County, Texas.4

20th Oct 1946

Died in Vancouver, Clark, Washington.5

(most likely)

1st Nov 1948

Died in Marion County, Oregon.11,6

(less likely)

Other facts




  • 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 2 June, Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #2
    Green, Reddick J  Head White Male Feb 1869  31 Married 12 yrs Ind Territory GA Ind Territory  Farmer  Owns Farm  Cannot read and write
    Green, Etta L  Wife White Female Nov 1869  30 Married 12 yrs  3 children/2 living MS TN AL Can read and write
    Green, William A  Son White Male Aug 1890  9 Ind Territory Ind Territory Mississippi
    Green, Myrtle E Dau  White Female Dec 1892  7 Ind Territory Ind Territory Mississippi

    Myrtle was registered with other members of her family in the Dawes Chickasaw Nation Roll.

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
    Dawes Chickasaw Roll, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 25 Sep 1902
    Census Card #1662, Dawes' Roll #4064
    Myrtle Emma Green
    Birth Year abt 1892
    Age at Census Enrollment 12
    Enrollment Date 25 Sep 1902
    Chickasaw By Blood, 1/8

    Myrtle Emma Green
    Birth 2 DEC 1892 in Indian Territory
    Death 1 NOV 1948 in Marion, Oregon [but see below]
    Etta D Bower 1869 - 1949
    Marriage to 8 Mar 1908 Andrew Julius Powell
    Son Melvin D.C. Powell
    Birth June 5, 1919 in Oklahoma
    Death 27 Jul 2000 in De Kalb, Bowie, Texas
    --  Bishop Family,

    1920 Federal Census, Johnston County, Oklahoma, 11 February, Thomas Township, District 97, page 17B, Hse/Fam #330
    Powell, Andy Head Rents M W 28 AR AR TN Farmer
    Powell, Myrtle E Wife F W 26 OK OK MS
    Powell, Daniel R Son M W 11 OK AR OK
    Powell, Ambrose Son M W 10 OK AR OK
    Powell, Lucille  Dau F W 9 OK AR OK
    Powell, Manto R Dau F W 7 OK AR OK
    Powell, W B Son M W 5 OK AR OK
    Powell, D C Son M W 6mos OK AR OK

    1930 Federal Census, Red River County, Texas, 14 April, Precinct 6, District 21, page 8A, Hse #165, Fam #171
    Powel, Andy J Head Rents M W 42 Married at age 20 AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Powel, Myrtle Wife F W 37 Married at age 15 OK OK MS
    Powel, Ambrose Son M W 19 Single OK AR OK Farm Laborer
    Powel, Luciele Dau F W 18 Single OK AR OK
    Powel, W B Son M W 13 Single OK AR OK
    Powel, D C Son M W 10 Single OK AR OK
    Powel, Julious Son M W 6 Single OK AR OK
    Powel, Wandasue Dau F W 1yr6mos Single OK AR OK [b abt Aug 1927]
    Henry, Pat Boarder M W 33 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer

    1940 Federal Census, Bowie County, Texas, 9 April, Justice Precinct 3, District 19-25, page 5B, Spring Hill & River Rd, Hse #93, Rents $2
    Powell, Andy J  Head M W 50 Grade 2 b Arkansas Rural Bowie County in 1935 Farmer
    Powell, Myrtle Wife F W 48 Grade 4 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935
    Powell, William B Son M W 23 Grade 2 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Powell, Melvin D Son M W 21 Grade 2 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Powell, Julious Son M W 16 Grade 7 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935 No Occup
    Powell, Wanda Sue Dau F W 12 Grade 3 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935 No Occup
    Green, Daniel Brother-in-Law M W 72 Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Bowie County in 1935 No Occup

    This Daniel Green, as age 72,  is the brother of Myrtle's father, and so her uncle, and Andy's uncle-in-law.  But he was also married to Andy's sister Sarah, so he is Andy's brother-in-law, as reported here.  But his reported age points up the discrepancies and confusion in family and official reports about Daniel and his older brother Reddick Green, also confusingly reported in some genealogies as Daniel.

    Some genealogies have only one son with the name Daniel Reddic or variations like Redric.  It appears that Reddick Jackson Green was born in 1869, and Daniel in about 1872.  So we would expect Daniel's age in 1940 to be about 68.

    All the genealogies I have seen that have a death date for Myrtle report her death was in Oregon in 1948.  This information is found in the Oregon Death Index.  The difficulty with this is that the last name is her maiden name and not her married name.  We would expect her to be Myrtle Emma Powell.  The Oregon record is for Myrtle E Green.

    Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
    Certificate #12554
    Myrtle E Green
    Death 1 Nov 1948 Marion County

    It appears the genealogies have just all copied from each other without analyzing fully.  In December 2012 my cousin Marion Mixon found an alternative record in Washington state that has very close details to our Myrtle Emma.

    Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960
    Myrtle Emmer Powell [Myrtle Emmer Green]
    Birth Date abt 1892
    Death 20 Oct 1946 Vancouver, Clark, Washington
    Age at Death 54
    Father Dutch Green
    Mother Etta Bowens
    Washington State Death Records

    The middle name here is Emmer, an obvious form of Emma, representing the dialectic pronunciation we have commonly heard.  The surnames of her parents match, though I do not have other information that her father Reddick Jackson was called by the nickname Dutch.

    Her mother's maiden name is normally found as Bowers, and this Bowens could be a transcription from a handwritten record that was misread.  Also, the Bowers name was formerly found as Bowen, but was changed along the way to Bower or Bowers.

    I have not found any further details about a move to the Northwest or other confirmations.  Note that this record of death is only 6 years after they were recorded in the 1940 Census in Bowie County, Texas.


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